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Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-12-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,798
Posted By tda3
I've always been a proponent of dual batteries...

I've always been a proponent of dual batteries for each engine. If you have dual batteries your battery switch and electrical charging system should allow for the charging of both batteries at the...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-21-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By tda3
Does the cutout on the left side of the dash...

Does the cutout on the left side of the dash necessarily mean that's the helm station?
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-15-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By tda3
First of all thanks for the advice you've given...

First of all thanks for the advice you've given to the OP. I too have been wondering about things to look for when buying used.

As to the quoted response above, would any of the things mentioned...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-13-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By tda3
Question What's happening with used performance boats?

When I first began hanging out here 3 or 4 years ago (trying to educate myself as best I could about performance boats) there was, on any given month, 1100+ boats for sale in the classifieds of this...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-02-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By tda3
OT: Kinematics at it's finest

My apologies for the off boating topic, but since there are obviously some gear heads / engineers here, thought you might find this fascinating.

http://www.wimp.com/kineticsculpture/

Meeting...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-17-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By tda3
Just an observation but Ace Trailers uses torsion...

Just an observation but Ace Trailers uses torsion axles which, IMHO, have a nicer ride than leaf spring supported axles. Nextrail's website is rather sparse so not sure what type axles they use.
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Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-13-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,575
Posted By tda3
To the far left of the iPad is a GPS, no? And...

To the far left of the iPad is a GPS, no? And the center Garmin can display a DVD image (I'm assuming the "fire place" is from a DVD)?

Tom
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-13-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,575
Posted By tda3
Appears to have (3) GPS displays - driver's side,...

Appears to have (3) GPS displays - driver's side, passenger side and the big honkin' one in the middle, yes? Are these "networked" together? And just what is that center Garmin?

Tom
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-06-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By tda3
Thanks for the reply. In the photo you...

Thanks for the reply.

In the photo you posted (is that really your engine setup in your Chapparal? :) ) what I refer to as a collector would be the pipe that runs from where the 4 header tubes...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-06-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By tda3
Question Exhaust/collector length for staggered engines

First, a bit of background. My experience with exhaust systems has been mainly drag & roadracing with 4-stroke motors and some tuning/design with 2-stroke expansion chambers.

I've noticed that...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-05-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,380
Posted By tda3
The arch on that Fountain looks to be a real...

The arch on that Fountain looks to be a real head-knocker if going astern. After a few drinks it'll probably clothes-line you!
Forum: General Q & A 12-24-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 36,737
Posted By tda3
Isn't all this telling us that there's an...

Isn't all this telling us that there's an opportunity here for someone to capitalize on this and create a replacement header that has the same flow characteristics yet is designed such that it...
Forum: General Q & A 12-23-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 36,737
Posted By tda3
+2 In doing my pre-shopping for a purchase...

+2

In doing my pre-shopping for a purchase next year, I had decided that HP525's would be the preferred engine package over the 496HO's. I figured that if I was going to spend the money the...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-22-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By tda3
Wink I think you guys are suffering from PMS

I dunno.....but I think it's this time of the year that's causing some of you guys here to have PMS.

Parked Motorboat Syndrome

:)

Tom
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-22-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,634
Posted By tda3
Just want to tack on here about towing. ...

Just want to tack on here about towing.

Actual trailering (towing) is, for the most part, the least of your worries 'cause once you get a towed load going it doesn't take much to keep it going. ...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-21-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,539
Posted By tda3
Ah - so. Thanks! Tom

Ah - so. Thanks!

Tom
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-21-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,539
Posted By tda3
Lord I feel like such a dufass asking this...

Lord I feel like such a dufass asking this question, but just look at my post count and have pity on me.

Ahead of the dash panel, what are the 4 tubes sticking up for?

Oh and that's an...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-21-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,217
Posted By tda3
Well one thing you can count on with Top Gear...

Well one thing you can count on with Top Gear US......

Due to advertising commercials, you'll never hear those hosts criticize the crap out of a car just like you never read a car mag run down a...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-21-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,299
Posted By tda3
This is what I think will happen...... There...

This is what I think will happen......

There will be someone (NorTech, MTI, Skater???) who decides that leading and being innovative trumps playing it safe and will go for an all digital throttle...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-21-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,299
Posted By tda3
I'm a Manufacturing Engineer with Gulfstream...

I'm a Manufacturing Engineer with Gulfstream Aerospace. Don't do much in the way "engineering" anymore 'cause I'm a group head. Which is a fancy way of saying that my job is keeping the kids...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-20-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,299
Posted By tda3
Clarification......(sorry) I meant why we...

Clarification......(sorry)

I meant why we don't see it (digital auto throttle sync'ing) on todays' premium go-fast boats.

Tom
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-20-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,934
Posted By tda3
AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I've just...

AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I've just proven that I have no life by reading through all 13 pages of this thread.

Actually I kept hoping that the dude would've jumped on here after Metal...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-20-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By tda3
Well it's very nice to meet you sir! :drink: ...

Well it's very nice to meet you sir! :drink:

Now get back to ordering more! LOL....

Tom
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-20-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,217
Posted By tda3
Lord Jesus.....can't believe Donzi allowed...

Lord Jesus.....can't believe Donzi allowed themselves to be associated with that show. I've tried real hard to be open minded about their different format from the AWESOME UK version, but they just...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-20-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By tda3
My reading between the lines leads me to my...

My reading between the lines leads me to my hypothesis about why there is no real solution being sought to this or combating drugs in this country. My hypothesis:

There are waaaaaay too many...
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